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Wellingborough Prison

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 48502, tabled on 13 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans are in place to improve security at Wellingborough Prison to prevent travellers encroaching on the site.

Answered on

18 October 2016

Following the travellers’ occupation of the main car park at the former HMP Wellingborough, we took immediate action to seek their removal including pursuing the matter through the courts. The travellers were evicted on 3 October and we put security guards in place until a permanent solution could be installed. On 13 October we installed concrete barriers to prevent future encroachment at the site.

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